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block plane

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noun Carpentry.
  1. a small plane for cutting across the grain.
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Origin of block plane

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for block plane

Historical Examples

  • Considerable practice is necessary to handle the block-plane well.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • Shape these ends with the draw-knife, spokeshave, or block-plane.

  • A block-plane is made which can, by means of a detachable side, be used as a rabbet-plane.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • The block-plane makes a quite good substitute for a smoothing-plane for amateur work and is a very useful little tool.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • This can be regulated by adjusting the toe in the block-plane, and by moving the frog in the jack- and smooth-planes.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes


British Dictionary definitions for block plane

block plane

noun
  1. a carpenter's small plane used to cut across the end grain of wood
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